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Design and Facilitation of E-Learning Courses

IGNOU via Swayam


This course describes the foundations, processes, models and theories and instructional design in practice that have evolved from the basic systemic approaches for e-learning environment. Keeping in view the need of the learners, teachers and practitioners of e-learning, this course is planned, designed and developed to acquaint them with the design aspects of Instructional Design. This course is run over 12 weeks and requires 3 to 5 hours of time in each week. Learners will learn from video programmes of subject matter experts, web resources and pdf/ppt contents and also from peer interaction. Activities like quizzes, participation in discussion forums and short assignments helps the learners for better understanding of concepts. After completions of all required activities, learners will receive course completion certificate.

Course Credit - 4


Introduction to the course (Welcome video clip) 2 Mins Welcome clip 30 Mins Introduction to course (outline) Week 1: Foundations of Learning Outcomes Study Materials Activity Assessment Able to ·   define e-learning; ·   Understand the learning and Instructions;& ·   Describe the learning theories. ·    Theory into Practice Database, Available at ·    Encyclopedia of Educational Technology, Available at ·    Designing Online Learning by Sanjaya Mishra. Published by the Commonwealth of Learning. Available at Discussion Forum Quiz Week 2: Foundations of Learning (cont..) ·   Behaviourism ·   Schools of Thoughts: Cognitivism ·   Schools of Thoughts:  Constructivism ·   Schools of Thoughts: Connectivism ·    Instructional Design Course of Master of Arts (Distance Education) of STRIDE, IGNOU. ·    Instructional Technology:WikiBooks. Available at Discussion Forum Quiz Week 3: Instructional Design Models and Theories ·   Overview of Instructional Design ·   Cognitive Load Theory ·   Cognitive Flexibility Theory   Identifying a course and target audience (with need assessment) Finalising the course and the target audience and their level Week 4: Instructional Design Models and Theories(cont..) ·   4C-ID Model ·   ASSURE Model ·   ADDIE Model ·   Dick and Carey Model ·   Collaborative Learning   Identifying the instructional design model for the selected course finalising the instructional design model for the selected course Week 5: Instructional Design Models and Theories (cont..) ·   Collaborative Learning ·   Scenario-Based Learning ·   Problem-Based Learning ·   Top Down and Bottom up models in curriculum Development   Designing the learning environment for the selected course finalising the learning environment for the selected course Week 6: Instructional Design Processes ·   Blooms Taxonomy ·   Gagne’s Nine principles of ID ·   Learners and Learning Styles Should we be using Learning Styles? What research has to say to practice. Available at   Designing learning outcome for the selected course finalising learning outcome for the selected course Week 7: Instructional Design Processes(cont..) ·   Vygotsky: Language of thought ·   Banner-Memory and learning ·   Learning Objectives   Discussion Forum Quiz Week 8: Computer Mediated Communication ·   Concept Mapping ·   Tools for Concept Mapping ·   Technology Analysis for e-Learning   www.freemind .com Designing concept map for the selected course finalisingconcept map for the selected course Week 9: Collaborative Learning ·   Synchronous Online Learning and Tools for Synchronous Learning ·   Asynchronous Online Learning and Tools for Asynchronous Learning 144 Tips for Synchronous E-Learning: Strategy+ Research, Ed by Bill Brandon. Published by the eLearning Guild in 2008.  Available at   Critically analysis the Collaborative learning Assignment Week 10: Collaborative Learning(cont..) ·   Instructional support for collaborative learning ·   Evaluation of Learning ·   Structuring the online course Curtis, D.D., & Lawson, M.J. (2001). Exploring Collborative Online Learning, Journal of Asynchronous Leanring Networks, 5 (1), Available at Smith, B.L., &McGreagor, J.T. What is Collborative Learning? Available at   Structuring the selected course finalisingthe structure of the selected course Week 11: Activities for Online Learning ·   Online Tutoring: Skills and Competencies of Online Tutors ·   e-Moderating, The Five Stage Model for Online moderation ·   R2D2 (Read, Reflect, Display, Do) Model Online Tutoring eBook. Ed by Carol A. Higgison. Available at Nachindila, B. (2007). The role of tutors in teaching of Online English for Business programmes in South Africa: A Case study,  MERLOT Journal of Online Teaching and Learning, 3 (4), Available at   Discussion forum Quiz Week 12: Activities for Online Learning (cont..) ·   Assessment and Evaluation ·   Case studies E-Moderating (2004) Ed 2. by Gilly Salmon. Published by Kogan Page: London. E-tivities (2002) by Gilly Salmon. Published by Kogan Page: London. Empowering Online Learning (2008) by Curtis J. Bonk and Ke Zhang. Published by Jossey Bass: San Francisco. E-Learning Groups and Communities by David McConnell, (2006). OU Press/ McGraw Hill Education: Berkshire. Discussion forum Quiz

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Dr. G. Mythili Deputy Director Staff Training and Research Institute of Distance Education Indira G

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